Scott Wade: “The Dirty Car Artist”

For most people, dirty car windows are a hassle. For others, it’s a canvas with infinite possibilities. Meet Scott Wade: “The Dirty Car Artist.”

What do you do when your car windows become caked in a layer of dirt? Wash them? That’s not what Scott Wade does – he draws on them instead. Having lived on a long dirt road in Texas for more than two decades, Scott is no stranger to dirty cars and often finds himself doodling in the dust.

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On occasion, when natural dirt isn’t enough, Scott will even create artificial canvases with oil, dirt and a hair dryer. Various tools have been experimented with over the years, including chewed up popsicle sticks and paintbrushes. These days, brushes, a rubber “paint-shaper” and fingers are the tools of his trade. Once the image is on the car, natural elements take over again: dew, gentle rain, additional dust and more all get down and dirty when it comes to playing with the image.



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